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How to increase your odds of a healthy divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. When you develop too much stress, you can actually experience physical ailments, and you may start to feel incredibly sick. 

You cannot avoid stress entirely when you divorce. However, there are ways you can limit your exposure to stress during this time. It is vital to take care of yourself so that when you meet with your attorney or go in front of a judge, you feel well enough to express your opinions. 

Talk with other people

During a divorce, you will need to meet with attorneys, accountants and several other professionals. This is all stressful, but you should still make time to talk with people about other subjects than your divorce. Make sure to find the time to hang out with friends or talk to family members about what you have gone through. It is also nice to spend some time not even thinking about your oncoming divorce. 

Take care of yourself

You may be busier than normal during a divorce. However, you should still find the time to pursue activities you enjoy. This can also be a great time to discover a new hobby. You may want to consider taking a class or joining a group that does fun activities on the weekend. Even if you enjoy staying at home reading, you should carve out some time to do that. 

Talk to a therapist

Talking to friends is a good first step to mental health care. In the event that you still suffer from excessive stress, then do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with a therapist. There is no shame in seeking help when you need it. A therapist can help you better manage your emotions, so the entire process does not feel as overwhelming. With these steps, you can separate amicably without sacrificing your mental and emotional health.

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